10 ways to define "where you are" in terms of financial success
If we want to reach our financial goals, we need to be honest with ourselves and know where we are. Once we know where we are and where we want to go, we can better close the financial gap.
This list is 10 ways of clarifying/measuring "where you are" financially.
My goal is to be in a place where I'm making $100k per year by June of next year.
1. Monthly/annual salary
Easy to do if you have a 9-5 job
2. Yearly total of freelance gigs
Make a spreadsheet of all the income you made in the year, adding up every penny you've made, including any gifts.
3. Percent of your goal
If your goal is to make 100k by end of the year, and you made 30k so far, then you're at 30%
4. Your happiness level
If your financial goal is to have enough, measure how often you feel grateful. Give yourself a 1 to 5 star rating every day. Do you have enough to be happy with what you have?
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6. Can you afford to do what you want?
7. Can you do what you want whenever you want?
8. Can you do what you want whenever you want with whomever you want?
9. How much you're giving back to other
How often do people thank you for your generosity. The more wealth you have, the more you can give. The more you can comfortably give, the more meaningful your life [for the most part]